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Chen Palmer Partners is a boutique public and employment firm with offices in Auckland and Wellington. The four partners are supported by 12 lawyers, and one law clerk. The lawyers include a Principal specialising in employment law, two senior associates, an intermediate associate, a litigation associate, a public and education law associate, and six associates.

 

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Chen Palmer Partners is boutique public and employment firm with offices in Auckland and Wellington. The four partners are supporting by 12 lawyers, and one law clerk. The lawyers include a Principal specialising in employment law, two senior associates, an intermediate associate, a litigation associate, a public and education law associate, and six associates.

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Mai Chen

Managing Partner

Mai Chen is the managing partner of Chen Palmer, NZPLS, Barristers and Solicitors, Australasia’s first public law specialist firm, which she co-founded in 1994.

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Nick Russell

Partner

Nick Russell is an experienced public law litigator who has appeared as counsel in a range of key cases at the High Court, Court of Appeal, Supreme Court and Privy Council.

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Marina Matthews

Partner

Marina heads the firm's Education team. She has significant Parliamentary experience and has been a specialist advisor to several Education Ministers. She has experiece in a range of public policy processes including the preparation of Cabinet papers, briefing Ministers, and preparing for Select Committees.

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Anthony Russell

Principal

Anthony specialises in providing expert employment law advice, and has provided quality advice across a range of sectors. Anthony has been practicising law since 1991 and has represented a wide range of employment law clients, particularly in the health, education and infrastructure industries.

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